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  • film still from Maidentrip

Gabrielle Clermont and Karly Boileau | December 22, 2020

#MuseumFromHome DIY is a weekly series from Cambridge Art Galleries with carefully curated content just for you. Join us each week as we explore a new theme.

The May long weekend usually heralds the beginning of the vacation season in Canada. With quarantine measures still in place, many of us are thinking about our cancelled plans with sadness and frustration. Don't fret! We are here to turn that frown upside down with exciting destinations and learning you can enjoy from home!

All aboard! Check out these thirteen virtual train rides from Norway to Peru. Want to check out one location in more detail? Try this virtual tour of the Great Wall of China.

Grab a pair of headphones and settle into your favourite armchair for some travel adventure stories with a podcast from Armchair Explorer.

Go on an arty adventure with Mati and Dada to find out how Henri Rousseau uses his imagination to travel and create! Want to try making your own Rousseau-inspired artwork? Check out this simple tutorial from Art Smarts 4 Kids.

Get crafty with your little people and make this easy play passport or your very own pair of origami sunglasses with this step-by-step tutorial. Adult DIYers might enjoy these 19 travel-inspired projects.

Bonus Content**

Follow the unbelievable adventures of 14-year-old Laura Dekker as she sets out to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world in the documentary, Maidentrip.

Brush up on your photography skills so you are ready post-pandemic with National Geographic's travel photography course.

Books can whisk you away to far off places without having to leave your couch. Try a travel memoir like In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson on audiobook, or Rachel Friedman's The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Lost ebook.

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